PICC News

China’s Regulator Toughens Insurer Licensing Requirements: Sources

China’s insurance regulator is making it much tougher for insurers to get new licenses as it seeks to reduce risks resulting from the aggressive business and investment practices of some players, said three people with knowledge of the matter. Concerns …

AIG Reportedly to Raise About $750M From Sale of Shares in China’s PICC P&C

American International Group is seeking to raise about $750 million by selling part of its stake in China’s state-run PICC Property and Casualty Co. Ltd., according to a term sheet of the deal seen by IFR on Monday. AIG is …

Lloyd’s China, Tokio Marine Kiln & PICC Sign Intellectual Property Liability Deal

Lloyd’s China, Tokio Marine Kiln and People’s Insurance Company of China Property and Casualty Company (PICC P&C) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide intellectual property infringement liability insurance in China. Signed on Oct. 29 at PICC’s head office …

UPDATE: Tianjin Blast Claims Could Top Estimates, Strain Chinese Insurers

Insurance claims from the devastating explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin last week could exceed initial estimates and strain the finances of regional insurers, credit ratings agency Fitch said on Tuesday. Credit Suisse analysts estimated that total insurance losses …

Yangtze Ship Disaster Insurance Payout Estimated at $14.9 Million

China’s insurance regulator estimates the payout in the fatal Yangtze cruise ship capsizing last week, which killed more than 400 people, at around 92.5 million yuan ($14.91 million), the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. The China Insurance Regulatory …

Chinese Insurers Send Claims Teams to Site of Yangtze Ship Disaster

PICC Property and Casualty Co. Ltd., the insurer of a ship that capsized in China’s Yangtze River on Monday, and other insurers have sent teams to the site to settle claims in connection with what could be the country’s worst …

AIG Seeks $507 Million Through Sale of Some of Its Shares in China’s PICC

American International Group Inc. is seeking as much as $507 million through the sale of part of its holding in PICC Property & Casualty Co., China’s biggest non-life insurer. AIG, the largest commercial insurer in the U.S., is offering about …

China’s PICC P&C Plans $1.2 Billion Rights Offer

PICC Property & Casualty Co., China’s biggest non-life insurer, said it plans to raise 7.25 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in a rights offer in Hong Kong and China to replenish capital. The shares dropped. The insurer will offer 0.9 rights …

Willis to Allocate Share of London Business to Pre-Selected Insurers

Willis Group Holdings Plc, the third-largest insurance broker by market value, agreed to allocate as much as 25 percent of premiums from the London corporate specialist market to pre-selected insurers. Underwriters in the group include Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., …

China’s PICC Group’s Profit Rises as Premiums, Investment Income Climb

People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Ltd., parent of the nation’s biggest non-life insurer, said profit rose 53 percent in the first half as investment and premiums income expanded. Net income increased to 7.54 billion yuan ($1.23 billion), or 0.18 …